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Clear Salesforce Requirements = Clear Defect Tracking

Break these rules and suffer the consequences! If you do not have clearly understood requirements and logged defects, you will spend countless hours debating over what is in scope, what is not in scope, what defect should be fixed and what defect should be backlogged and pushed to a later sprint. One defect, discovered recently […]

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How to easily upload a file to a random VM using Selenium GRID

Cloud-based Test Automation “The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 21.4 percent in 2018 to total $186.4 billion, up from $153.5 billion in 2017,” according to Gartner, Inc. Considering this fact, I reckon the Cloud-based Test Automation is behind. Relatively recently, this type of testing has garnered so much attention over those normally delivered legacy […]

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Help Your Business Understand the Need for Self-Service

Self-service. Gas. Movie rentals. Restaurant reservations. Shopping. Ordering. Shipping. Self-service plays an active role all across our consumer lives, however, some businesses are slow to catch on, leaving client and buyers’ expectations shattered. If you understand this but need help getting that stakeholder buy-in, use these tips from our experts on techniques to gain their attention […]

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Old Problem – New Context – Business to IT Translation

In today’s world  of “Cloud Everything” using “Hyper Everything” we still see an old problem creating challenges. Most IT organizations are still struggling to translate business requirements into technology requirements. Cloud has allowed us to simply accelerate the process of seeing the disconnect. I had the opportunity to hear about this experience from one of […]

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[GLOSSARY] Salesforce Community Cloud Terminology Explained

Active communication is a vital component to a successful technology implementation, and speaking the same language (figuratively and literally!) helps keep all members of a team on track. To ensure you (and your team) are on the same page when discussing your Salesforce Community, use this glossary of key Salesforce Community Cloud terms and their […]

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Heading to Pivotal SpringOne 2018? Get 20% off with Our Code!

The summer months are flying by, and fall is quickly approaching. Continue moving forward with your innovation goals this September by meeting Perficient at Pivotal SpringOne Platform! This exciting four-day event will allow you to learn, build, deploy, and run cloud-native software, as well as connect with leading enterprises and cloud experts. As a leading […]

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Retrospective on Google Cloud Next 2018

What should you take away from this year’s Google Next annual cloud conference? To begin with, containers were front and center. Quite literally. The main stage was composed of multiple large rotating containers which severed as periodic hosts for demos and the morning DJs. Containers weren’t the only themes this year; we heard a lot […]

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Perficient + Avalara Automating Sales Tax Management Together

 On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. ruled that physical presence in a state is no longer required of a company before a state can require the out-of-state seller to collect and remit sales and use taxes in that state. In the case of […]

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Skype for Business Server 2019 Preview

Over the past few months Microsoft has been pushing Teams, Teams, and more Teams. However, today Microsoft has given some love to Skype for Business Server 2019 by releasing it for preview. In this article I’ll be discussing what’s new in Skype for Business Server 2019 as well as what has been deprecated in this […]

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How To Find Your Missing Salesforce Views on Mobile Devices

Go Totally Mobile on Salesforce – Well, Almost It might seem like a dream come true to have a deployed support team in the field, armed with iPad in hand, ready to service all those cases rolling in. But, without the laptop, those truly mobile professionals just might not see what they should be seeing […]

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6 Powerful Marc Benioff Quotes about Employee Value

Does Your Company Culture Need Some TLC? Wondering what’s the one thing those three iconic individuals have in common? Keep reading… One reason behind Salesforce’s success is the Ohana, or the Salesforce community of Trailblazers. The same way Jimmy Buffet has “Parrotheads” or Justin Bieber has “Beliebers,” your company can have their own tribe of […]

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Oracle BI Data Sync: How to Add a New Fact

Following my previous blog post on how to add a new Dimension to a Data Sync task, this post looks at how to add a Fact and perform a lookup on dimensions while loading the target fact table in a data warehouse using Data Sync. To refer to the blog post on adding a Dimension […]

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What Google Cloud Next ’18 Says About Where to Invest IT Dollars

Google Cloud Next 2018 kicks off today in San Francisco! As I review the amazing choice of workshops and breakouts available at Next, it becomes obvious where Google is investing in its Cloud Future. Here are five best bets based on what Google is presenting at its annual cloud conference: Velostrata for Large Scale Cloud […]

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3 Tools for Crafting Your Salesforce Lightning Migration Strategy

Still on Salesforce Classic? It’s OK. We understand. According to Salesforce, Lightning is “a quantum leap forward in functionality, usability, and speed for every user including admins, developers, and executives.” Making the move to Lightning isn’t as easy as the flip of a switch, but it’s becoming more and more necessary with each Salesforce release. Sales Path, […]

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Schedule Business Logic in Oracle Sales Cloud

In the Past In previous releases of OSC, if a record needs to update based on custom business logic then we may have to rely on external code that executes the logic and update the records in OSC through web services or update using batch data load. Now with R12 and R13, this approach has changed, […]

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5 Ways to Identify User Trends with Surveys

Why Guess at User Trends? With advancements in technology paired with our everyday consumer experiences, today’s user trends are in constant flux. When the technology that’s supposed to help us doesn’t, it’s frustrating, and even with the most successful projects, your users are going to have questions. Identifying the reasons behinds user trends can sometimes […]

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Key Takeaways About Compliant IT Systems In The Cloud

This is the final post in our series on maintaining regulatory-compliant IT systems in the cloud. In this post, we’ll go over the key takeaways from the series and then we’ll send you on your way! Regardless of how much control you have over your IT systems, if you are using them for regulatory purposes, […]

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Oracle BI Data Sync: How to Add a New Dimension

In this and the following post, I will cover the steps entailed in adding dimension and fact tasks in Oracle Data Sync. The latest releases of Data Sync included a few important features such as performing look-ups during an ETL job. So I intend to cover these best practices when adding new dimension and fact […]

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Introducing a Free Version of Microsoft Teams

Last week, Microsoft made a huge announcement… That’s right! There is now a FREE version of Microsoft Teams! In today’s article I’ll be discussing what the free version of Microsoft Teams has to offer and also what will cost you extra if you plan on upgrading to the full version. As of July 12, Microsoft […]

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Three Patterns to Avoid When Selecting Cloud Native Platforms

Patterns resonate with me. As a developer and software architect stepping back and viewing a population of things to find the common thread woven throughout seems natural. Exploiting that thread in other areas if it’s valuable or adding it to my “Refactor someday” list if it’s harmful has always seemed to be a logical next […]

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